Kwanzaa Celebrated Dec. 31

Kwanzaa Celebrated Dec. 31

Sunday, Dec. 31, the sixth day of Kwanzaa will be celebrated along with the second Sunday in Christmas at the Waquoit Congregational Church during its 10 am service.

An African-American and Pan-African celebration, Kwanzaa is observed by millions throughout the world-wide African community. It runs for seven days from Dec. 26 – Jan. 1.

Each day has a different principle of Kwanzaa. The sixth day, Dec. 31, is creativity. Dr. Seyana Mawusi, a deacon at the Waquoit church, will lead the celebration.

“Creativity, or kuumba, represents always doing as much as you can, in any way you can, to leave the community more beautiful and beneficial than you inherited it,” said Dr. Mawusi.

Dr. Mawusi, a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) mentor and coach, will explain the celebration and significance of each candle. “The principles of Kwanzaa are applicable for everyone,” she said. “I am delighted and honored to lead the Kwanza celebration.”

Following the service, Kwanzaa foods will be served.

Everyone is invited to attend Sunday’s service. The Waquoit Congregational Church is located at 15 Parsons Lane in Waquoit. For more information, contact Rev. Nell Fields at 339-927-8972.